By Suleiman Adamu , Sokoto
Concerned over the non completion of the 1.5million litres semi lhaji rban water supply projects cited in Binji local government of Sokoto state, the Chairman, Wadata Maikulki on Tuesday appealed to the Sokoto state government , the initiator of the project and the contractor for the completion of the projects to enable residents benefit from the project.
However, the project according to the chairman was a uniform project initiated by the state government across the 23 local government areas.
Maikulki appealed while receiving reporters on tour and assessment of projects initiated and executed by the state government and those jointly executed by the two tiers.
The council chairman urged the state government to intervene, stressing that several efforts on contacting relevant government officials was done on the issue.
” A number of local governments in the state are enjoying the water supply project except Binji”
He decried further that the non completion of the project has deprived people of the area from accessing clean potable water stressing that ” to he is projects is still at concrete laying stage for tanks ” it is has taken two years now drilling water riggs”, Maikulki said.
Besides, the Chairman enumerated the ongoing construction of mega premier hospital, renovation of district head’s palaces in Binji and Bunkari towns among major projects carried out.
Also visited and inspected were construction of storey blocks of classrooms each at Government Day Secondary School Maikulki, Sabon Gari Primary School among many others in the schools.
The reporters were also further led to the renovated Jumu’at mosques at Gwahitto, Dalijam, Bunkari, Maikulki and Binji along with upgraded Primary Healthcare Centers at Maikulki, Gidan Mai-Debbe and Bulkari towns.
Other projects include the constructed women development center, Divisional Police Station which is also ongoing and solar powered boreholes at Soro, Gidan Bawa, Runji towns.
He disclosed that the council also drilled borehole to improve water supply in 15 communities, constructed culverts, electrification projects, Islamiyya community schools among others.
He said the state government economic empowerment support scheme of N20,000 small scale businesses grants to100 persons among others had benefitted people across communities in the area while urging them to safeguard the projects as they were meant to better their living.
Maikulki further pointed out that Binji was among the LGAs faced with security challenges as Qarani, Gidan Qirya communities were inaccessible for security challenges.
” Our challenges include insecurity and lack of adequate access roads. Though , we are doing our best to support security agencies including vigilante groups “, he stated.